Hi, I’m Betsy.

Here I write about both hope and sorrow, both excitement and disappointment, both humility and pride. For me, it’s always both/and. Our son was diagnosed with Leukemia in January of 2019 and writing on this blog is the only thing that has kept me from going fully-crazy.

Mostly, I write about pediatric cancer, but when we are lucky and cancer isn’t bossing us around, I write about normal things too.

My hope is that even in the hardest parts of your life, my writing will remind you that no matter how lonely this feels, we are here, sojourning together.

Glad you are here.

Here are some good posts to start with:

the inevitable nature of snowflakes

The sun wasn’t much past rising. All the snowflakes in the air reflected the light in a way that made it seem later than it was. I walked into the dark kitchen and looked out…

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Swiftly Kicked in the Stomach

*This is one of many posts that mentions our sweet friend Emily. I have made a separate category for the times I wrote about her. If you would like to read more about her, please…

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